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Villa Hanorah

Beach villa with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in Dikili, Turkey

From £366 per week

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Villa to rent in Dikili, Turkey

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Near beach
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden

Villa overview - owner's description

Our villa is recommended by a best selling travel writer as the ideal place to get away from the maddening crowds.

The property is fully furnished and decorated in a tasteful manner.

The property is 100 m from the sea and neigbours include Turkish from the professional classes such as doctors, judges and teachers.

Dikili is situated at the north of Izmir, this charming county which is 120 km. away from Izmir, attracts Turkish tourists with its lovely beaches and clear water.

It is described as a beautiful little Town by a best selling travel author and our villa is recommended as an ideal place to get away from the maddening Crowd.

Surrounding Dikili is some spectacular scenery, mountains, olive groves, vineyards and cotton fields. You can see the people working the land; horses and carts are still widely in use. This is where you start to get a feel for real Turkish life.

This seaside town contains mainly holiday villas (for Turkish people) and a few hotels. The charming centre with cobbled streets has restaurants, bars and shops. American and European tourists from cruise ships briefly pass through on their way to Bergama. This means that although the resort remains uncommercialised, the locals are used to and interested in foreign visitors.

Dikili becomes largely deserted in the winter, except for the die-hard residents that live there all year round. In the summer months Turkish tourists with summer houses venture there for their holidays, and at weekends.

Beaches

The beach is 6km long and is mainly sandy. The main beach, Belediye Halk Plajj holds blue flag certification. The areas near the hotel and the centre offer the most in terms of services (ie refreshments umbrellas sun beds etc). However there are many areas that remain in their natural state including the beach near the villa. So depending upon what you like there is something for everyone in Dikili.

There are so many reasons for visiting this region of Turkey we have listed just some of them below.

Experience the real Turkey.

The beach in Dikili is 6km long and sandy and holds blue flag certification. Dikili is also famous for its beautiful sunset. Explore the charming streets there are lots of excellent restaurants and bars.

Some of the finest and best value diving in Turkey

Visit Candarli (15 mins away) which has a Genoese Castle and Fortress and a bay surrounded by the sea on 3 sides

Go to Avyalik (30 mins away) which boasts one of the best white sand beaches in Turkey and is also famous for its Greek Architecture

Visit the Greek Island of Lebos for a day.

Thermal & Mud Baths Within 40 minutes drive there are 8 thermal baths including the famous Cleopatra Beauty Spa as recommended by the lady herself. In addtion there is a mud bath within 15 minutes of the villa so go spoil yourself.

Foca - The place of legend, remember the Sirens who lead sailors to their deaths, visit by all means but bring your earplugs.

Troy - With the film coming out this is the perfect opportunity to visit, Troy is within 2 1/2 hours drive of the Villa.

Beautiful Bademli is within 15 minutes drive and is has to be seen to be appreciated. Bademli sums up Turkeys natural beauty perfectly.

You will also have the opportunity to visit our families mountain village in the Kozak Plateau. This area beats Tuscany hands down in terms of stunning scenery. The villagers still live a traditional lifestyle and you will have the opportunity to visit the mosque as well as the houses within the village.

Last but certainly not least Bergama or historic Pergamon which has some of the finest historical sites in Turkey. It is mentioned twice in Frommers travel guide Once as one of the best historical sites to visit, and again as one of the best small towns or villages

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7 out of 7 people recommend staying here

From Cypress, USA Sep 2006

Villa Hanorah is a lovely two bedroom, two bath residence. It has high quality facilites including granite countertops, a dishwasher, cloths washer, and a full set of kitchen utensils. It is well decorated, clean, and the beds and couches were comforable. The owner was very supportive. The location is close to the sea and having support from the Mysia hotel is of value. The hotel helped arrange for a doctor to come to the villa to look at my daughter. All the neighbors were very friendly. Dikili and the area attractions will keep you busy. I do recommend having a rental car since it is a long walk into town from the villa and to most of the attractions other than the sea.

I would enjoy booking Villa Hanorah again and staying in Dikili.

From Southampton, United Kingdom Sep 2005

We had an excellent holiday, and it was everything what we were told it would be. The villa was in an excellent location with bars within walking distance, hilly on your return and not suitable for the elderly or infirm as there is a number of steps up to the villa. My children loved the pool and it was excellent on our arrival to be greeted with a welcome pack. Excellent value for money in a lovely quiet location. Would highly recommend. Can't wait to book for next year !!!

From Southampton, United Kingdom Sep 2005

we all had a lovely time the villa is in a good location with everything you need not too far away, and the weather was very good!

From Radcliffe, United Kingdom Jul 2005

A beautiful villa with excellent facilities, in a lovely area. The villa feels like a home from home: stereo/CD player, playstation, computer access, telephone, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, etc.
We loved having two verandas: the first an upstairs suntrap ideal for catching the sun during the day and cooling down at night; the second a shaded porch great for when the sun is hot. Also very convenient is having a washing machine and lots of drying space: we each took only a few outfits, leaving lots of space in our suitcases for the bargains we acquired at Dikili's rightly famous Tuesday market!
The beds are really comfortable and for a quick nap during the day the sofas are wonderfully comfy too.
I can't recommend the villa and the totally lovely family that runs it enough: Suleyman and Zeynep ensure that everything goes smoothly from pick-up at the airport to departure a fortnight later, and they do so with friendly charm and true hospitality.

From London, United Kingdom May 2005

This is my 2nd trip to Villa Hanorah. I had a fantastic time 6 months ago and had to return as there were so many beautiful places to visit.

Definetly the place to come to get away from the restricted package holiday crowds, good for couples interested in culture and beautiful places rather than nightclubs and also for families. Dikili is the real Turkey. As Dikili is not a major tourist spot, it is amazingly cheap to eat out and to shop.

The villa is fantastic, fully equipped and we didn’t want for anything. It is definitely a home from home and is a lot better in real life than in the pictures and the description of the villa. We made full use of all the facilities, choice of sunny & shady terraces, BBQ and the fruit trees in the garden. All day long around the villa you hear the sweet sound of chirping birds. There is even a facility to order 20 litres of water (£1) for delivery by bike directly to the villa

The villa is in a great location, right opposite a 5 start hotel with a fabulous pool - brilliant for children and the beach is only a 2 minute easy stroll away.

Most of the locals speak limited English, which adds to the experience. I always brought my phrase book everywhere and have also learnt some Turkish which is a bonus.

Excellent idea of the owners assisting with arranging days out during the holiday. We had some great tours with the private chauffuer Suleman to Bergama, Ayvalik Bademli, Kozak and various hot springs which are abundant in this area. The Kozak village is where the owners family live and truly was very memorable and well worth the trip to see how Turkish people live. The village is high in the mountains, rural, the panorama is literally a sea of dark green. Zeynep cooked us a lovely lunch and took us around to meet some family members. Everyone made a fuss of us, bringing out çay (tea) and even more food. It felt like most of the family knew we were visiting and made sure that they all saw us. The mosque is spectacular and it was an honour to be welcomed in to see it.

The trip to Bademli included visiting a remote spring off the beaten track by a cliff that was reached by going through the olive groves. A local fisherman took us around an island for 15 million TL (£6 for 5 people). There are massive villas built into the island, one based on a castle them with its own castle wall, another resembling Queen Hatchesput’s temple in Egypt. There is a very exclusive looking restaurant on the island that looked like a fabulous place to spent the afternoon looking out at the clear water.

The Tuesday market in Dikili is excellent for fresh produce. Being a Londoner, I had forgotten the taste of real fresh fruit and veg.

My 2 trips to Villa Hanorah have restored my faith in Turkey as I had been put off after 2 previous visits to resorts. The people here are genuine and it is great that the owners have arranged for local contacts if you need them, and will stay away if you want them to.

Looking forward to my 3rd trip to Villa Hanorah!!

Mark

From London

Dikilli is located near Pergamon (Bergama) and other historical sites, is within a few kilometres of excellent hot springs,, and a number of small other coastal villages worth exploring. Immediate access to a large, clean swimming pool with childrens' section and prepared hotel beach make it a relaxing holiday venue.

Local restuarant food is good, but the prices are not dissimilar to UK (probably tourist pricing, but it was uniform throughout the region).

Villa Hanorah is a family home easily able to accommodate a family and has friendly neighbours.

English is not widely spoken, but enough restuarant owners and taxi operators etc are around that this never presented a serious problem.

Maps of the immediate area are hard to come by and it would be well worth checking Google earth (and possibly printing) prior to departure.

Internet access is available at the Villa and whilst via 56K modem does basic email fine.

We enjoyed our stay immediately pre season.


5 other reviews

My wife and i both over 80 recently returned from a 14 day holiday at the Villa Hanorah. We went with no qualms whatsoever due to the admirable service we received before setting out All our questions were answered promptly and positively and puts most of the large tour companies to shame The villa itself was probably the best we have stayed in in over 30 years of travel It certainly surpasses the illustrations on the web site One of its best features is that you require something to hand and there it is eg matches for candles [We did not have to use them ] .A modern washing machine with all the accessories saves a bomb on laundry as does the very extensive welcome pack on arrival.An added assurance if you are elderly is that the adjacent hotel provides assistance if required eg doctor and you can use their swimming poolIt is an ideal base for exploring the historic and interesting region eg Troy .A hire car is useful [fuel a little dearer than in the UK ]but not essential as the cheap dolmushes and longer distance buses are both cheap and plentiful .Their modern buses and stations put ours to shame Perhaps the most endearing feature of Dikili is the unending kindness and helpfulness of ordinary people :language no barrier .You are back to Turkey 30years ago and we did not hear an English or foreign voice in 14 days .You want to avoid rip offs then come here An average three course meal for two about £18 but fish and wine would increase this as they are expensive .But of no consequence as Turkish cuisine equals that of French 'a little known fact and the excellent Efes or Tuborg beer is inexpensive GOLDEN. RULE -If the Turks are in a restaurant even if it does not look posh in you go .This place is fun .Where would you get your toe nails done in the Uk for £1.74p ;here in a barbers [we pay £25 each ] or alterations to two pairs of quality trousers [cost here £45 ] for £5 [in uk £17 ]and taken by hand to the hole in the wall tailor's shop .This leaves aside the fun to be had in the Markets. At the end of the day you know you are 100% certain to return to a haven of peace where everything works down to the obligatory visiting cat. GREAT PLACE.GREAT HOLIDAY.GREAT PEOPLE

The Youngs 02/08/04 until 16/08/04Dear Sharon and Gokhan we would like to express our real thanks for the wonderful holiday we had at Villa Hanorah, it is a real gem. Spacious, well presented and full of modern equipment, it lacks nothing. The neighbours were so welcoming and friendly showering us with all sorts of help and Turkish food to eat. The town of Dikili is delightful, it is a real find, unspoilt by foreign visitors, it is a resort where the Turkish people are friendly helpful and hassle free. The beaches at Dikili, Bademli and Candarli were all beautiful with soft sand and clear water. I also tried the discovery dive and it was unbelievable a real must. It was great to have use of the Hotel Mysia pool, which we ended up in quite a few days. The Tuesday market was a riot and you could spend all day looking at the unbelievable selection of items on sale, real bargains to be had here. We traveled to Bergama, which was very interesting, and to Ephesus, which was about 2 hours in the car, but well worth the drive, it is the jewel of Turkeys ancient cities. We would also like to thank to Suleman and Zeynep of the help they gave us it was great to have helping hands if needed. This was the fourth time I have been to Turkey but it was by far the best holiday we have had anywhere, we simply did not want to come home and we all want to come back again soon. You real have done a really great job with the villa and deserve all the success you will have Best Regards Ken , Lindsey, Emily & Christopher

The Whewells (Ebay Bidders) 12/07/04 until 26/07/04Hello,I just thought i would drop you a line to let you know what a fantastic holiday we had at your villa all of us had a great time and I cannot praise your in-laws enough.On the flight home a lot of the other passengers were complaining of being hassled all the time at the big resorts but one of the great things about Dikili is not just the absence of any hassle but also the laid back lifestyle and the lack of the tourist hoardes.Next year we are due to return to America on holiday but as soon as we find out when our holidays are and providing we can persuade Jonathan to have a split holiday we will be booking your villa again hopefully for the last two weeks of july if you will allow us to return.Once again thank you for all the help that you and your in-laws have given us to make this holiday one that we will remember,we have stayed in numerous villas in America as well as all over Europe and i must say all that all the hard work you have put into yours as well as organizing the trips and the use of the Mysia hotels facilities makes your villa the best organized we have stayed at and we would not hesitate in recommending your villa to anybody.

The Cameron's 28/6/04 until 12/7/04We were well received by your in-laws and looked after too by your neighbours I’ve never known such hospitality and we have traveled and been made welcome but not like this.We found Dikili laid back, uncomplicated, tranquil, with friendly people and good facilities. It’s beautiful beaches and bountiful history is breathtaking. Dikili and the surrounding areas have everything from an abundance of restaurants to archaeological remains, plus superb shopping, eating and drinking options, there’s is something to suit everyone. We enjoyed going to Dikili’s harbour to watch the sunset most evenings. Here you find several beach front bars, cafes and market stalls scattered along the charming, pedestrianised promenade which stay open until the early hours of the morning. We did not see much in the way of clubs/nightlife which suited us as it catered very much for couples and families. We sampled a few of the local restaurants, which serve traditional Turkish cuisine. We haven’t got a favourite they were all fabulous.We found the trips to Bergama, Avyalik (fantastic fresh fish), and kozak, and all the unspoilt coastlines offered fascinating sightseeing opportunities. It has wonderful surroundings and breathtaking mountain scenery. Dikili beaches are quite, perfect for soaking up the sun completely undisturbed.The town centre offered a fantastic choice of bustling shops selling a variety of tempting Turkish crafts, jewelery, carpets etc. and not forgetting the market/bazaar for bargains. It was well worth a visit.I would describe Dikili, as relaxed, traditional, cultural, sophisticated and cosmopolitan. This resort is ideal for anyone looking for a quiet holiday destination with good facilities available. We intend to return.We can’t thank you enough for the experience and Villa Hanorah was beautiful. Please pass on my regards to your in-laws and should you ever meet your neighbours please sent our regards too. Best wishesMillie & Aaron

See what previous guests have said about their holiday experience at Villa Hanorah. We opened for Business in May 2004. We have had 2 sets of guests stay at the villa up to the present date. Here's what they said. If you would like personal references some of our guests are happy to provide them in either email or letter form.The Griffen Sisters 10/5/04 until 17/5/04Dear Sharon & GokhanWe would like to thank you for a fantastic holiday in Dikili. Everything went smoothly from start to finish. The villa is lovely and was much nicer and bigger than it looked in the pictures. We were very impressed with the welcome book which contained so much information we had fun reading it every evening during our stay. Zeynep and Suleman made such a difference to our trip and were very friendly, kind and helpful. As you know we hired Suleman to take us on several excursions including Bergama, Candarli, Avyalik and Kaynarca mud. We enjoyed them all immensely and were even taken on a private tour of Candarli castle after Suleman arranged for someone to unlock it just for us, just priceless. Bergama and Ayvalik are amazing places and we felt like princesses after our mud bath. The food in Dikili, Bergama and Ayvalik was outstanding and so cheap we could hardly believe it. I would also like to thank you for planning our itinery in advance and advising us of the best places to go in our week in your villa. We spent many of our evenings sitting on the porch terrace overlooking the garden which was very peaceful and relaxing after our busy days. We would have no hesitation in recommending your villa holiday to people, indeed we have been accused of boring our friends and family on its merits since our return. Thank you so much for such a lovely holiday we will definitely be visiting Villa Hanorah again and give our regards to Zeynep and Suleman. Chris & Nora.The Bowen Family 17/5/04 until 31/5/04The villa was lovely and very tastefully/comfortably furnished, the surrounding area beautiful, the people exceptionally friendly and the food & drink excellent. We are sure our comments will reflect our positive experiences - it was one of the best holidays we have ever had and we would recommend it to anyone! Suleman is a wonderful chauffeur and an interesting/fun companion. If people did nothing else, I would recommend they booked the following trips:-Bergama - Pergamum - Ayvalik (via Seytan Sofrasi) & Cunda IslandBademliThe Kozak Villages People might think it better value for money to 'hire a car' from a cheap car hire company, but they'd waste a lot of time trying to find their way to places, or finding places to park or trying to understand signs etc, etc. Suleman was full of surprises, including, obtaining the key for Candarli castle (which is closed to the public) so that we could have a look inside.I hope, amongst this waffle, you find some constructive comments which will help you and Gokhan build up a very successful business. We feel quite privileged to have been part of its 'beginnings' and would very much like to afford another trip to Villa Hanorah in the not too distant future. In the meantime:- Zeynep, Suleman ve Goksell benden selam soyleyinuz, Sheryl, Paul, Rebecca & Rachel.

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Location

This villa is:

25m from the nearest bar 250m from the nearest restaurant 250m from the nearest supermarket 120km from Adnan Menderes (Izmir) airport

Local activities

Boat hire 250m Cycling 250m Fishing 250m Scuba diving 15km Skiing 99km Sports center 99km Tennis 99km Water skiing 45km Wind surfing 99km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 30km Museum 45km Night club 5km Shopping 15km Theatre 250m Theme park 99km Cinema 99km

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Outside this villa in Dikili, Turkey
This villa is in a village near the beach and mountains. It has a balcony, a barbecue, a garden and a sea view. Car hire is recommended as the villa is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 1 May - 31 May 2017: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 May - 31 May 2018: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 May - 31 May 2019: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.

Facilities

Bedrooms

2 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 2 single beds
  • 2 single beds

There is also 2 double sofa beds, 1 cot

Bathrooms

1 bathroom, 2 Separate WC's

Entertainment

DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet, Telephone, TV Languages in Local

General

Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Air conditioning, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Parking, Private garden, Sea view

Suitable for

Children, Infants, Single gender groups

Extra information

There are two bedrooms with 4 single beds in each. There are also two double sofabeds in the living area. This means the villa can comfortably sleep 6. In the summer months the Turkish professional classes, or those that can afford a holiday home arrive from cities such as Izmir and Instanbul to enjoy their yearly holiday. The main activities revolve around the harbour in the evenings where Dikili lazily comes to life. People eat drink and relax by having a fish supper and watching the stunning sunset. There is a small bazar where you can purchase local crafts and sometimes traditional music is arranged on the beach. The feel is very provincial and relaxing and catered firmly towards families and couples with a lack of noisy bars and discos thankfully. Children are welcomed with open arms in all establishments.

Sharon

Average rating from 7 reviews

Private Owner From Canterbury, United Kingdom Member since Nov 2003

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